Help Protect the Heldeberg Workshop lands to complete a 3,500-acre conservation corridor.
The Amphibian and Reptile Trust International is supporting the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy to protect the 250-acre Heldeberg Workshop property, forming a connection between the Helderberg Escarpment (Thatcher State Park), Vly Creek and Black Creek Marsh. This area west of Albany, New York is home to an amazing 60% of all amphibian species found in the state. This is some of the highest amphibian and reptile diversity in the entire northeast. The area is also an Important Bird Area as identified by the Audubon Society, with 13 bird species of “greatest conservation need”. Unique caves in the area provide homes to the endangered Indiana bat.
The Mohawk Hudson Valley Conservancy has already raised $200,000 for the project and we are helping to raise the remaining $50,000.